Fri March 21, 2014

Economic prospects for veterans looking up

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer (D - N.Y.) stand with a group of veterans in 2012.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Military veterans bring a unique skill set when starting their own businesses, but they also face many of the same challenges as non-veteran entrepreneurs.

There are more than 900,000 vets in New York state and the unemployment rate among those who served in the last decade is consistently higher than state and national levels.

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Wed March 19, 2014
Best Cities for Startups

Upstate makes it into top third rankings for best cities for startups

Rankings just released by the financial social network, WalletHub show the nation's South-East surging ahead as environments for startups.

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Mon March 17, 2014
Upstate Film Industry

DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:55 am

Vancouver Film School Flickr

A futuristic movie called “The Opium War” will be the first feature film produced through the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in DeWitt. A seven to eight week shooting schedule will start by the end of summer.

Film House Chief Operating Officer Michael Haggerty has already been in the Syracuse area scouting locations for the film, which he says is "about a female astronaut who crash lands and is offered a smuggling job that will pay for her ship's repairs.”

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Thu March 13, 2014

$1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table

The Remington Arms factory in Ilion, N.Y.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

There's a $1.2 billion offer on the table to purchase gun maker Remington Arms, and even though Remington's owner has been looking for a buyer, it reportedly isn't taking this one seriously.

Remington Arms is one of the nation's oldest and largest gun makers in the country. Its factory has been located in the small Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, N.Y. for two centuries. It employs about 1,300 people and reportedly earned about $1.2 billion in revenue to 2013.

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Thu March 6, 2014
High Speed Rail

DOT holds high speed rail public hearings upstate: video

It’s been a standard talking point for years, but state officials may have moved things a little closer towards making high speed rail a reality in New York. Public information sessions were being held across upstate in early March.

The Department of Transportation is presenting 5 options for improvements to the Empire State Corridor at the series of public hearings, including this one at the college of Nanoscience in Albany.

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